I am what you would call an open minded believer in God... I believe there is a God, but I also believe and dont believe alot of other things... and I would never try to change someones views and I actually like learing about others religions and views....
My parents are completely different though.
I didn't grow up with those kind of views, in fact we hardly ever went to church or even talked about God when I was a kid ( it was implied that we believed in God, and we would basically just go to church on Christmas and Easter) ...
After I was grown and moved out of the house is when they started going to their church.... they talked constantly of how wonderful it was so me and my little family went too... we went for a few months but just couldnt go anymore.... I literally felt like we were in some kind of cult... everything that everyone did had to revolve around the church, everyone had to know everything about each other, and I didnt like how the were with my kids in Sunday school ---- like telling them that every single thing is made by God... which saying things like people are made by God, the trees, the world etc... i expect them to be told that... but like saying their toys, furniture, etc is made by God is kind of silly and I think this would confuse them when they go to school lol....
So we quit going to that church and now we hardly see my parents ( compared to what we use to ) ... well today we spent time with them because we went out to eat and they went to a DR appt. with me..... as we were in the car my mom was telling my 4 year old dauhter that if we dont go to church we will all burn up in hell forever... and now my daughter is soo upset and wont wuit talking about how she is scared to catch on fire.
How can I explain this to my daughter and how can I explian to my parents that I do want a relationship with them but WONT have one if they keep talking like that.....
Asked by Anonymous at 4:09 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Zakysmommy at 4:13 PM on May. 16, 2011
I would sit down and start damage control of what my mother told my daughter. Tell your daughter that God is good and full of love that no one is going to burn in hell for not going to church. Tell your mother that her she needs to be mindful of her words, and to keep in mind she is talking to a four year old child. Let your mom know that her words scared your daughter and you don't want her to be afraid of God. If your daughter is interested in Sunday school,, maybe you can find a church you like and feel comfortable in going to. I am sure your mom means well however she needs to respect your wishes as a mother. Remind your mom how much your daughter enjoys spending time with her, that you want your daughter to have positive memories of her Grandma not scarry ones.
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